After reading many recommendations, last night I decided to try Ripbot264 with Iron Man Blu-ray 50GB disc converted to 8.5GB (BD9).
Loaded the main movie (00010.m2ts, size 32,659,122 KB) and RipBot264 took few minutes to demux selected streams to a temporary folder. Then next screen is Encoding settings. Set to:
- Mode 2-Pass
- Video Profile [level 4, 0] HD, BluRay, Consoles
- Audio Profile 5.1 Aften AC3 640 kbps [cbr]
- Save As Blu-ray Disc
- Lock Size: 8150 MB
Processing 1st pass took 2 hours. Then 2nd pass = 4 hours, Total 6 hours to complete! My PC specs are Q6600 quad core, 4GB RAM, 10K Raptor, Windows XP Pro SP3. CPU usage was 100% on all 4 cores during encoding.
Playback using PowerDVD = good to very good, not excellent IMO. I can see some artifacts or pixellations
Also… PowerDVD info shows:
- Video: MPEG-4 AVC , between 3 - 13 Mbps, mostly 7-9Mbps
- Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 640Kbps
- Subtitle = missing! I forgot something?
Meanwhile, playback the Original Iran Man Blu-ray, PowerDVD shows:
- Video: MPEG-4 AVC mostly around 28-35 Mbps, some scenes over 40 Mbps
- Audio: Dolby TrueHD 5.1 over 3000Kbps
My opinion, while the result is a blu-ray structure but video and audio quality is no where close to the Blu-ray version, more like the DVD version, the bitrate proves it.
Any advice to tweak the settings to get better results?
I will try burn to DVD+R DL and check out on the PS3. Also will try converting to BD 25GB and see how it goes.